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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:04 am

^ I think those characters are more tied to the Land (Grizzly Gulch) itself, rather than just the attraction.
With all the animated bears in Disney's movie vault, I am sure they have scoured them all to
see what 'bears' could fit in GG. And Kenai and Kona were it. (I am supposing.)
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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:10 am

Nrthwnd wrote:^ I think those characters are more tied to the Land (Grizzly Gulch) itself, rather than just the attraction.
With all the animated bears in Disney's movie vault, I am sure they have scoured them all to
see what 'bears' could fit in GG. And Kenai and Kona were it. (I am supposing.)


True, could have been worse and been the bears from Brave ;)

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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:21 am

Just think of them as "generic" Disney bears. ;)
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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:35 am

cfc wrote:Just think of them as "generic" Disney bears. ;)


I honestly would have just assumed that if we hadn't been on the Hong Kong website beforehand to see what was around the park, I blame it on Jin, she had no interest in the bears at all but it was where Chip N Dale were supposed to be, but with the temperature 33C while the princesses were around for much longer and in the gardens the main characters were switched often but the random meet and greets would only do photos for 20 minutes which meant after about 3 minutes the line would be closed because there was enough people to take up 20 minutes. We were told Chip and Dale would also be on main street at 11:20 so we hung around the shops and got there at 11:23 to be turned away, we were told the next one was in an hour so we went off to get rides but never seemed to make it on the exact window of time needed. Jin was definitely on the dot the next day but since it was opening the line was stopped almost as soon as it opened, thankfully a cast member recognized her and gave her the correct time and took pity and let her join the back of the line when we had just missed it again.

Lesson learned though, she never tried to play it to the exact time by doing more shopping and preferred arriving a little early for the other meet and greets, a relief for both me and my wallet.

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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:31 pm

I just realized....

Hong Kong Disneyland is the perfect "Starter Disney Park" for familes.
And it is also the more "Relaxing Disney Park", for our elders in the community.

Which is very cool in my humble opinion.
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The awesome concept art set up of the upcoming attraction(s).
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And this would be located between Autopia and Buzz Lightyear. Where Star Tours 2 was originally Blue Skied for.
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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:37 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:I just realized....

Hong Kong Disneyland is the perfect "Starter Disney Park" for familes.


Hahaha I mentioned the same thing in my TR, my girlfriend felt exactly the same way, annoyingly since she finds it the perfect disney for her which is kind of annoying because now she'd rather return to this one than Tokyo, I won't type it all out again since I already mentioned it in the TR and brought it up in the official TPR update thread but she thinks no matter how perfect Tokyo is, she just finds Hong Kong a more relaxing place where she can stroll around and enjoy the day and characters as it comes instead of tokyo where we had to get there an hour early, do a mad fast pass rush with crowds and plan everything we did to optimize our time.

I'll always happily choose the mad dashes of Tokyo though.

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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:45 pm

^ Well it is true, I believe.

And while people squawked at the opening of the park,
i.e. the small number of attractions available at HKDL...
Honestly, if you check with Disneyland's 1955 opening,
they had about the same number of attractions open for it's
first year. And nobody complained then. :mickey:
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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:17 pm

^Disneyland was a fairly radical concept back in 1955. People expect a bit more now. But Hong Kong Disneyland is a very good park that's just getting better.

Looking forward to visiting it again someday.
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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:53 pm

^ Yes, that's true.

Still, I love it that this MK is putting attractions outside the iconic "berm" of the park.
Truly a unique and already really different Magic Kingdom from the others. And it looks like
Shanghai DL will go one further, practically eliminating the berm altogether.

There's rumors also, that the Peter Pan attraction going to SDL will be bigger and have more
to it, than the previous incarnations. This one, I am hoping also comes to HKDL later,
with all that extra space beyond Fantasy Land.

(See overhead park photo, above this post.)

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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:55 pm

That would be really cool if they did a revamped Peter Pan!
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